Shivamogga: Zilla Panchayat president Jyoti S Kumar has directed the concerned officials to take preventive measures against 'Monkey Fever', which has been detected in Mandagadde of Thirthahalli.
Speaking during the review meeting of different departments, on Wednesday, September 25, she said, “The detection of Monkey Fever in an individual just before the rainy season ends, is an alarming situation and apt measures must be taken immediately, to prevent it from spreading. The Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) vaccine, Dimethyl phthalate (DMP) oil should be kept in stock in large quantities in all the district hospitals. People, who are in areas that might get affected, shall be vaccinated. A team of doctors must be formed and inspect each house.”
District Health and Family Welfare department officer Dr Rajesh Suragihalli said, “Vaccines are available in large quantities in all the hospitals. Currently, around 2.15 lakh doses are available. From July till now, around one lakh people have been vaccinated in the potentially affected areas. The vaccination process will be completed by October. Around 45000 DPM bottles are made available in the district. Every town has been given 6000 bottles of the same. If required, mobile treatment units will be deployed."
Zilla Panchayat CEO Vaishali said, “All the hospitals which come under the 'Ayushman Bharat’ scheme, shall be listed to provide information to the public. We have received a lot of complaints about the 108 ambulance taking patients directly to private hospitals. The concerned officials must look into this matter.”
ZP president Jyoti said, “One-month salary of all the ZP members will be transferred to the Chief Minister's Flood Relief Fund. Every flood victim must be benefitted from this. Pertaining to the disease that caused damage to the arecanut crops last year, the government is yet to sanction Rs 8.10 crores.”
Additional Deputy Commissioner Anuradha said, “The government has released Rs 9 crore towards crop damage in the first phase. A report on the damage of 15000 hectares of coffee plantations has been submitted to the government. If anybody is left out from the list for availing the relief amount, another round of land inspection will be done.”
ZP vice president Veda Vijakumar, members of the ZP and Taluk Panchayat and other officials were present.
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